Cure Announce World Tour For Bloodflowers

British rockers' Dream Tour 2000 will hit States for 20 shows beginning May 18.

British rockers the Cure will launch a world tour this month in support of their 13th album, Bloodflowers, which marks a return to the dark, densely layered sound the band built its career on.

The saturnine rock icons plan to kick off Dream Tour 2000 in Europe late this month, arriving Stateside May 18 in Atlanta.

The five-man crew, which knocked off a handful of U.S. promotional shows last month, will snake its way west — with stops in New Orleans, Dallas and Las Vegas — before playing a cluster of dates in California. The 20-date U.S. tour then heads east, ending June 20 in Wantagh, N.Y., according to a band publicist.

The group, which formed in 1976 as the Easy Cure, quickly gained a following with a compelling mixture of moods, as heard on the bouncy "10:15 Saturday Night" (RealAudio excerpt), from their 1979 debut, Three Imaginary Boys; "Boys Don't Cry"; and the ominous "A Forest" (RealAudio excerpt).

Bloodflowers, including "Maybe Someday" (RealAudio excerpt), which is at #12 on the Billboard modern-rock singles chart, and "Watching Me Fall" (RealAudio excerpt), is the third installment in a trilogy that includes Pornography (1982) and Disintegration (1989).

Cure U.S. tour dates:

May 18; Atlanta, Ga.; Lakewood Amphitheatre

May 22–23; New Orleans, La.; Saenger Theatre

May 24; The Woodlands, Texas; C.W. Mitchell Pavilion

May 25; Dallas, Texas; Starplex Amphitheatre

May 27; Las Vegas, Nev.; Hard Rock Hotel

May 28; Irvine, Calif.; Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

May 31; Los Angeles, Calif.; Greek Theatre

June 1; San Diego, Calif.; SDSU Open Air Theatre (tentative)

June 2; Mountain View, Calif.; Shoreline Amphitheatre

June 4; West Valley, Utah; E Center

June 5; Englewood, Colo.; Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

June 7; Maryland Heights, Mo.; Riverport Amphitheatre

June 9; Tinley Park, Ill.; New World Music Theatre

June 10; Clarkston, Mich.; Pine Knob Music Theatre

June 12; Toronto, Ontario; Molson Amphitheatre

June 14; Mansfield, Mass.; Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts

June 16; Holmdel, N.J.; PNC Bank Arts Center

June 17; Columbia, Md.; Merriweather Post

June 20; Wantagh, N.Y.; Jones Beach Amphitheatre